Alexander Arutiunian (b.1920) (trascr. Guy M. Ducker)
1. Trumpet Concerto in Ab Major (16:02)
Oskar Böhme (1870 – 1938) (trascr. Geoffrey Bergler)
Trumpet Concerto, op.18
Cherry Classics Music
2. Allegro Moderato (6:31)
3. Andante Religioso (4:46)
4. Rondo. Allegro Scherzando (3:41)
James Curnow (b. 1943)
5. Concertpiece (7:24)
Curnow Music Press
George Gershwin (1898-1937) (arr. Timofei Dorkshitzer – orch. Marco Pierobon)
6. Rhapsody in Blue (13:15)
Alexander Goedicke (1877-1957) (trascr. Michele Mangani)
7. Concert Study (3:14)
Michele Mangani (b. 1966)
8. Theme for Trumpet (to Marco Pierobon) (4:49)
Prima Registrazione Assoluta / First Recording
Allen Vizzutti (b. 1952)
9. American Jazz Suite (11:43)
Review by Allen Vizzutti:
Your playing is wonderful and strong, as you demonstrated in Finland. You have a lot of personal style and we both know that is very important. "Solo" is really a wonderful recording and I congratulate you. I do like one thing on the CD better than your playing. That is the COVER ART! The best!! Beautiful!
Have a great Holiday.
REVIEW by ROGER BOBO:
Marco Pierobon Trumpet
Personal and Powerful
I have always made it a policy in my blogs to avoid writing reviews and in the last five years or so, since I started the blogs, I have only written two, one for trumpet and one for ophiclide; I have never written one for tuba and probably never will.
In the past few years there has been a surge in the number of solo trumpet CDs released and many of them have been wonderful, but in most cases a piece of the puzzle has been missing; in the new CD, SOLO, with Italian trumpet player Marco Pierobon, the puzzle is complete. Marco Pierobon has the power of Bud Herseth, the 19th century awareness of Timofei Dokshizer, the technical freedom of Rafael Mandez and the great lead player skill of Harry James. But there is more!
All of these great pieces can certainly stand-alone, but Marco’s versatility in these performances is absolutely amazing; quite simply, all the various styles represented are exactly right. But there is still one more thing that needs to be pointed out: Marco is Italian and as well the comparisons with the great trumpet players mentioned above, he has that visceral passionate musicality that we associate with Luciano Pavarotti. For example, every time I listen to the THEME FOR TRUMPET by Michele Mangani it makes the hairs on my arms stand up.
By the way Michele Mangani is the conductor of the Orchestra di Fiati delle Marche (Marche Wind Orchestra), which is the very able band accompanying this album.
In all fairness I have to disclose Marco was one of my students in the mid 90s when I was working with the brass of the Italian Youth Orchestra at the Fiesole Scuola di Musica in Toscana. I’m sure I haven’t allowed that association to influence this review. Please listen to this remarkable CD and judge for yourself.
Tokyo, September 11, 2011
Bonus - take a look at this short video for an insight into Marco Pierobon's playing (watch all of it) http://youtu.be/EFAdbrejDBc
MARCHE WIND ORCHESTRA
The Orchestra was set up in 2005, formed by over 50 performers, graduates, students and teachers from Conservatories and the most important musical istitutions of the Marche region and beyond.
The intent was to promote the wind repertoire, a natural evolution of the classical band, which has strong local roots. The Orchestra offers high artistic quality musical performances, in which great importance is given to the typical symphonic and orchestral conception.
The Orchestra has collaborated and still collaborates with major national and international soloists, like Fabrizio Meloni (Principal Clarinet - Teatro alla Scala, Milan), Nury Guarnaschelli (Principal Horn - Radiosinfonieorchester Wien), and recently with Marco Pierobon.
ORGANICO ORCHESTRA DI FIATI DELLE MARCHE
Michele MANGANI, Direttore/Conductor
* PRIME PARTI / PRINCIPALS
Flauto / Flute
Marco DI DOMENICO * Elena SOLAI
Ottavino / Piccolo
Lorenzo LUCIANI * Omar SERAFINI
Clarinetto Piccolo / Eb Clarinet
Clarinetto / Clarinet
Egidio FABI * Alessandro BASILI Loris CARIGI Elisa GIACOMELLI Fabrizio IACOVONE Matteo MATTIOLI Angela MAURIZI Luca PIETRELLI Andrea ROMANI Claudio SANCHIONI Paolo VENERE
Clarinetto Basso / Bass Clarinet
Fagotto / Bassoon
Stefano SEMPRINI * Luca BONCI Giacomo PIETROLATI
Sassofono / Saxophon
Ivan CURZI * (Contralto) Daniele MANCINI (Contralto) Cristiano ROTATORI * (Tenore) Marco SANTINI (Tenore) Andrea FANESI (Baritono)
Corno / Horn
Nicola RAVELLI * Fabrizio PIERBONI Mattia BATTISTINI Giovanni CACCIAGUERRA
Tromba / Trumpet
Mario BRACALENTE * Davide BARBATOSTA Luca COGNIGNI Andrea MAGRINI Michele PANCOTTO
Maurizio GAROFALO * Diego GIATTI * Alessandro FERRI Carlo PIERMARTIRE Niccolò SERPENTINI
Massimo MORGANTI * Stefano TINCANI * Luciano LUCERTINI
Stefano AMMANNATI * David BEATO * Marco PETROLATI
Contrabbasso / String Bass
Samuele BARILARI Davide EUSEBI Gianni GABELLINI Mariano MANOCCHI Cristian MARINI Francesco VICHI
Batteria / Drums
Direttore Supremo, Artista di Fama Internazionale / Supreme Director, internationally renowned artist
Massimo DOC SINICATO
Logistica e Archivio / Logistic and Libraty
Registrazione ed Editing / Recording and Editing
Supervisore artistico / Artistic Supervisor
Foto / Photo